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‘Old Lady’s Guide’ Opens At Act

The ACT in the Valley tonight opens an acclaimed play about aging, “The Old Lady’s Guide to Survival.”

Stop us if this sounds familiar.

This play was supposed to open last Friday, but due to illness and other factors, the opening was postponed until today. It will continue an extra week, through Dec. 2.

This poignant drama by Mayo Simon was originally produced as part of the Humana Festival in Louisville, Ky., and it had a successful off-Broadway run last season. This will be its first production in the Inland Northwest.

It is described as a warm, funny, touching play about two women who find strength in their friendship as they confront the challenges of age. One woman is facing the threat of blindness; the other, Alzheimer’s disease.

This show is directed by Charles Kenfield, and it features Martha Lou Wheatley-Billeter and Robin Kropff in the lead roles.

General admission tickets are $10, $8 for seniors and students, and are available by calling 921-1706.

The show runs tonight and Saturday and Nov. 17-19, 24-25 and Dec. 1-2. All shows are at 8 p.m., except Nov. 19 and 26, which are 2 p.m. matinees.

The ACT is located at 425 N. Evergreen.

‘Noises Off’

Eastern Washington University opens the backstage farce “Noises Off” tonight, continuing through Nov. 18.

This hysterical Michael Frayn play is about an inept British theater company desperately trying to stage a comedy called “Nothing On.”

The first act shows the disastrous dress rehearsal; the second act shows the play from backstage; and the third act shows the play from the audience’s point of view, as the cast descends into squabbling and backbiting.

The director is Gene Engene, professor of theater. Most of the nine-member cast consists of EWU students.

“Noises Off” runs today, Saturday, and Nov. 14 through 18 at the University Theatre on the Cheney campus. Curtain time is 8 p.m.

General admission is $5, with EWU students with ID admitted free. EWU students may bring one guest at no cost. For information, call 359-6400.

, DataTimes


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